• Valentine's Cookies - 50

    From Dave Drum@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Feb 13 16:42:00 2024
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    Title: Dipped Cherry Cookies
    Categories: Cookies, Fruits, Chocolate
    Yield: 48 servings

    2 1/2 c A-P flour
    3/4 c Sugar, divided
    1 c Cold butter; diced
    1/2 c Fine chopped maraschino
    - cherries; patted dry
    12 oz White baking chocolate; fine
    - chopped, divided
    1/2 ts Almond extract
    2 ts Shortening
    Coarse clear and red sugars

    In a large bowl, combine flour and 1/2 cup sugar; cut in
    butter until crumbly. Knead in cherries, 2/3 cup white
    chocolate and the extract until dough forms a ball.

    Shape into 3/4" balls. Place 2" apart on ungreased
    baking sheets. Flatten slightly with a glass dipped in
    remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Bake @ 325ºF/165ºC for 10-12 minutes
    or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks
    to cool completely.

    In a microwave, melt shortening and remaining white
    chocolate; stir until smooth.

    Dip half of each cookie into chocolate; allow excess to
    drip off. Place on waxed paper; sprinkle with coarse
    sugar. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight

    Ruth Anne Dale, Titusville, Pennsylvania

    Makes: about 4 dozen

    RECIPE FROM: https://www.tasteofhome.com

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